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Photo by Robert V. Bittersdorf.

Wild plants by Duncan McFarlane,


Author: John Lindley, 1828
Origin:  Angola, Burundi, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  30 (90) Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Striped Petal Eulophia
Synonyms:  Lissochilus krebsii Rchb. f. 1847.
Eulophia paivaeana
, Summerhayes, 1953.
Lissochilus krebsii
Rchb.f 1847.
Lissochilus paivaeanus
Rchb. f. 1865.
Lissochilus streptopetalus
, Lindley, 1833.
Eulophia streptopetala var. rueppelii, P.J.Cribb.
Eulophia streptopetala var. stenophylla,  P.J.Cribb .

This member of the Orchidaceae  family was described by John Lindley in 1828. It is found in the tropical Africa from east down to south and over to west. It grows in woods and grassland, in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The corm will grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will get up to 30 centimetres height, the pale yellow flower 90 centimetres.

The genera name means 'good or beautiful plume'. The species name means 'twisted' and 'petal' for the flowers.

Photo by SAplants,